Publication Date: September 2009
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the December 2008 Indie Next List
“2666 is the culmination of Roberto Bolano's expansive brilliance, as traces of such previous works as The Savage Detectives have been perfected and fused together seemlessly as part of a larger whole. This is a daring book that takes major risks throughout, and its overall impact is impossible to ignore or ever forget.”
-- Nathan Halter, The Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA
Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolao's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresaa fictional Jurezon the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.